By Mike Deak
WARSAW – Whitney Shepherd has quietly had herself a very successful track season. That quiet success has been noticed by Rose-Hulman, who has signed Shepherd to continue running for them next fall.
The Warsaw Community High School senior is a distance specialist for the Tiger track team, and will run Tuesday in the two-mile at the Goshen Girls Track Regional after finishing third in the sectional last week.
The All-Northern Lakes Conference performer was also part of the state team for Warsaw girls cross country in the fall.
Shepherd is set to run for the Fighting Engineers, and take on the according course work as a prospective engineering student at the fabled engineering institution.
Shepherd carries a 4.01 GPA and is ranked 73rd in her graduating class. Among the other activities on Shepherd’s resume include National Honor Society and FCCLA.
Rose-Hulman is a Division III program coached by Geoff Wayton and Larry Cole.
“Rose-Hulman is one of the best schools for engineering,” began Shepherd. “When I did a college visit, the students and professors are welcoming and supportive. The coaches were also excited that I will be attending Rose-Hulman.”